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Old 06-22-2020, 11:43 AM   #901
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Hi: All... Nothing... Nada... Zip!!! Can't use it so why bother. No Corona either, besides there's too much H&H weather to do much!!! Alf
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:54 AM   #902
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Is that a vent I see in the picture or a heater? on the 45?
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:06 PM   #903
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For Father's Day, I drove up to Porteau Cove Provincial Park, where my daughter, her husband and two grand kids were camping in my 17B. Dragged the trailer to the sani-dump and showed son-in-law the procedure.

I've never seen the black tank that full.
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:07 PM   #904
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Ron,
Is that a vent I see in the picture or a heater? on the 45?
It's a heater. I already knew before I ordered the 21 that I wanted a central electric heater so I had them leave the area blank. I also wanted to leave the end of the bed free so that I could install the long storage drawer. The second door is around the corner, parallel to the side of the bed.

I slightly modified the vanes on the cover so that the warm air blows down the trailer to the dinette as shown by my primitive air flow testing.

The unit is controlled by a wall mounted thermostat on the shelf unit at the foot of the bed.

Much better than tripping over power cords for portable heaters and much more even heating.

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Old 06-22-2020, 01:12 PM   #905
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I've never seen the black tank that full.
I hope that I never see that.

Maybe it'll be the first RV lesson that just because it's out of sight doesn't mean that it's gone and they'll be a little more conservative on the toilet use in the future. Seems to be quite a variation on how fast some folks fill up the tank.

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Old 06-22-2020, 02:56 PM   #906
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Thanks! Iím curious if additional fabric is needed to simply split the cushions.

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One possibility - Rather than trying to add a flap to cover the new faces created by splitting the existing cushion, you can order a set of fully finished half cushions without the foam from Escape. $153.40 Canadian for the pair, complete with zipper, etc. Ten seconds with an electric carving knife & you have 2 pieces of 42" wide foam that is easily stuffed into the fabric. You don't even need to wrap the foam in plastic & vacuum shrink it.
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:04 PM   #907
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When I had mine cut, he used peppercorn on the edges, not even noticeable
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:11 PM   #908
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It's a heater. I already knew before I ordered the 21 that I wanted a central electric heater so I had them leave the area blank. I also wanted to leave the end of the bed free so that I could install the long storage drawer. The second door is around the corner, parallel to the side of the bed.

I slightly modified the vanes on the cover so that the warm air blows down the trailer to the dinette as shown by my primitive air flow testing.

The unit is controlled by a wall mounted thermostat on the shelf unit at the foot of the bed.

Much better than tripping over power cords for portable heaters and much more even heating.

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I installed mine on the side by the door where I had Escape install an outlet as preplanning...my 2 doors are on the 45 angle, the heat blows toward the door and bath area and there is an internal adjustable thermostat. I put it on a pilot light switch.
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:26 PM   #909
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I installed mine on the side by the door where I had Escape install an outlet as preplanning...my 2 doors are on the 45 angle, the heat blows toward the door and bath area and there is an internal adjustable thermostat. I put it on a pilot light switch.
I notice a number of owners have built in electric heaters into the foot of the bed. Don't you have any concern about the quilts or blankets covering the heater? I know mine often ends up hanging almost to the floor at times...
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:34 PM   #910
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I hope that I never see that.

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Well, now you have.
Wonder of smart phones is you give advice remotely with aid of pix and video.
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:50 PM   #911
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I notice a number of owners have built in electric heaters into the foot of the bed. Don't you have any concern about the quilts or blankets covering the heater? I know mine often ends up hanging almost to the floor at times...
I certainly had concerns. So much that when I found a rack from a discarded fridge that stood up on the area over the heater I said that we'd put the guard up any time that we're using the heater. It's proven to be a non-issue and we don't bother with the guard anymore.

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Old 06-22-2020, 04:00 PM   #912
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Besides, we mainly use it when not in the bed and use the propane when in the bed, the temperature coming out or mine is not that hot as the heater is 500 watts max.
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Old 06-22-2020, 05:35 PM   #913
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I finally got around to pulling the wheels, checking the brakes, and repacking the bearings. We have a happy camper now.
Before, I'd always jacked on the frame behind the wheel, but this time I positioned the bottle jack under the frame/axle connection plates (I had made a better crank handle so I could use the tow vehicle jack). FYI: 2 inches was the total rise necessary to get the tire tread off the ground.
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:14 PM   #914
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Not a problem for my wife.

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so did you put some runners down to act as slides for it, or just lift it over the lip of the door sill ?
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Today; we had the wheel bearings repacked and the brakes adjusted on our Escape 21 at the local garage
Bill came to $86 & change ,
Worth the money if for nothing more than peace of mind .
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Old 07-04-2020, 10:09 PM   #916
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so did you put some runners down to act as slides for it, or just lift it over the lip of the door sill ?
The rear crate has castors. There are guide rails so that it can't move sideways. So a slight lift and it slides over the aluminum threshold. The threshold acts as a drawer stop so that the unit can't slide aft under fast acceleration.

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Old 07-04-2020, 10:15 PM   #917
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The medicine cabinet mirror is nice to have but my wife requested a more central mirror. So I had an old chunk of mirror. Always a risk cutting used glass. Any scratches on it and the cut takes off in a new direction.

But I got lucky, two perfect cuts. So it's mounted on the interior of the upper cabinet door where she wanted it. Handy for checking sun screen etc. Happy wife, happy life.

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Old 07-04-2020, 10:30 PM   #918
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The rear crate has castors. There are guide rails so that it can't move sideways. So a slight lift and it slides over the aluminum threshold. The threshold acts as a drawer stop so that the unit can't slide aft under fast acceleration.

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can I see a photo detail of how you did the castors?

doesn't seem like I need a guide on the left(street) side, as there's already the bed center supports acting as one.
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The medicine cabinet mirror is nice to have but my wife requested a more central mirror.
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Wherever you mount a mirror, take into consideration where the light is and how it will fall upon the face.
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Wherever you mount a mirror, take into consideration where the light is and how it will fall upon the face.
In Ron's case it looks like "perfect" as the vent lets light directly overhead shining down...great job Ron.
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